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Learning Outcomes: Rhetorical Arts (RA)

  • Distinguish between types of information resources and how these resources meet the needs of different levels of scholarship and different academic disciplines. 
  • Conceptualize an effective research strategy and then collect, interpret, evaluate and cite evidence in written and oral communication.

 from Rhetorical Arts Defining Characteristics 2012


  • Director, University Core Curriculum (Arnab Banerji)
  • Academic Affairs Associate, University Core Curriculum (??)
  • Instructors


Summer 2022

  • 40 students (3 sections)
  • 3 Instructors

Fall 2022

  • ### first year students (45 sections)
  • 22 Instructors
  • 7 Reference Librarians

Spring 2023

  • ### first year students (## sections)
  • ## Instructors
  • 7 Reference Librarians

Classes in PROWL

Librarian Resources


Teaching Scripts

Rhetorical Arts Assessment

Finding Sources (Direct Assessment of Library Instruction)


Evaluating Sources (Direct Assessment of Library Instruction) 

RADAR Challenge Data


1 Minute Feedback (Indirect Assessment of Library Instruction)


Survey Results (Indirect Assessment of Library Instruction)


Survey Instruments (Indirect Assessment of Library Instruction)


Annotated Bibilographies - Student Work (Direct Assessment of Information Literacy)

Librarian Evaluation

Librarian Presentations & Publications

Aguilar, D., Acosta, E.S., Archambault, S.G., & Weiss, A. (2021, April). Jumping into the virtual deep end: Real world lessons of how we moved F2F instruction online. Poster presented at the ACRL Distance and Online Learning Virtual Poster Session.

Wen-Paloutzian, Rachel, and Poladian, Laura. (April 2021). “Handson with Padlet: Creating a Virtual Interactive Space with Archives for Instruction and Beyond.” Society of California Archivists Pre-Conference Workshop Webinar.

Wen-Paloutzian, Rachel. (August 2020). “Rhetorical Arts: Incorporating Special Collections into First-year Curriculum.” California Rare Book School Course: Better Teaching with Rare Materials.

Susan [Gardner] Archambault. "Measure for Measure: Using Collaborative Assessment to Build Stronger Information Literacy Skills11th Northumbria Conference (2015).

McLean, L., & Acosta, E.S. (2015, April). When active learning goes flat: Using gamification to motivate student learners. Presentation at the California Conference on Library Instruction, Sonoma, CA. 

Donaldson, K., & Acosta, E.S. (2015, March). (Form)ative assessment: Using Google forms to evaluate active learning. Presentation at the Lifelong Information Literacy Meeting, Woodland Hills, CA. 

McLean, L., & Acosta, E.S. (2014, October). Taking active learning to the next level: Increasing student engagement by blending face-to-face instruction and digital learning objects. Presentation at the European Conference on Information Literacy, Dubrovnik, Croatia.